A participatory crop improvement (PCI) project jointly funded by Natural Resources Systems Programme (NRSP) and Plant Science Programme (PSP) of the Department for International Development (DFID), UK was initiated in parts of Chitwan and Nawalparasi districts of Nepal in October 1996. This report details the baseline study designed to profile the farming system prior to the effects of introducing new varieties in the project area. Information was collected on family profile, soil fertility, irrigation, cropping patterns, livestock rearing systems, fuel sources, labour inputs and the use of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals.
CAZS and LI-BIRD Discussion Papers No. 5, 40 pp.